I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.